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May 07, 2022 12:43 PM UTC

Tina Peters: From Jail Scrubs To The Red Carpet

  • by: Colorado Pols

GOP Secretary of State candidate Tina Peters (R), under less glamorous circumstances. (Photo courtesy Mesa County Sheriff)

Whatever you may think of Tina Peters, the frontrunner in the Republican primary for the nomination to challenge incumbent Secretary of State Jena Griswold despite facing multiple felony charges, she is unquestionably enjoying the ride of her life as a nationally-famous figure in the continuing movement to prove despite any evidence that the 2020 presidential election was somehow stolen from Donald Trump.

This week, as the Grand Junction Sentinel’s Charles Ashby reports, after obtaining permission from the court, Peters traveled to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate to preview the new conspiracy theory flick 2000 Mules from long-discredited far-right whacktivist Dinesh D’Souza:

Indicted Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters is allowed to travel out of state, but only if she provides specific details about where she is going beforehand and gets court approval, District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said Friday.

Peters drew some attention over that when she tweeted Thursday evening from Mar-a-Lago, a resort in Palm Beach, Florida, where she attended a private viewing of a conspiracy theory movie about election fraud with former President Donald Trump…

“While I have some concerns about Ms. Peters as a potential flight risk, due to her access to private flight travel and history of going into hiding during this investigation, I must balance the importance of assuring her appearance in court against the risk that her bond conditions do not improperly influence the upcoming election,” Rubinstein said. “I struck that balance by asking the court to allow travel provided she gave details about her whereabouts when out of state.”

To be clear, D’Souza’s conspiracy theory doesn’t seem to be related to Tina Peters’ conspiracy theory that Dominion Voting Systems tabulation computers were internally compromised. But since Peters’ theories have already been thoroughly reviewed and laughed off by experts, it was time to move on to something new. Peters has demonstrated the utmost loyalty to the overriding cause of putting Donald Trump back into office by any means necessary, putting her very freedom in jeopardy–so she retains her star status even if her version of supposed events didn’t pan out.

Because none of this is about what’s true. It’s about loyalty to Trump.

A costly trip to Mar-a-Lago where Peters’ deep-pocketed benefactor Mike “MyPillow Guy” Lindell also was in attendance raises the usual questions of who is paying Peters’ expenses, for which Peters is currently the subject of an Ethics Commission complaint–though if she is able to count this trip to kiss Trump’s ring as a campaign expense, Peters has certainly raised enough money to cover it.

The adulation Tina Peters is receiving from the MAGA movement for her alleged misconduct that–again–failed to prove the underlying contentions about Dominion machines’ supposed vulnerabilities or, most importantly, that any of their hypothetical scenarios for fraud had actually occurred, is playing out on a parallel track to her criminal indictment. At some point, these two parallel tracks are going to collide. For Peters’ sake, she hopes not before June 28th–or even better, November 8th.

In the meantime, we suppose, enjoy the ride!

That’s what we would do if we were facing hard time.


7 thoughts on “Tina Peters: From Jail Scrubs To The Red Carpet

  1. Two thoughts:  Ms. Peters may be able to fundraise among the other attendees, making this a legitimate campaign expense.  And perhaps Dinesh D’Souza is able to provide suggestions about how to handle trial, conviction, and imprisonment, and then conducting a campaign for a pardon.

  2. Two thoughts:

    1. Have we reached a point where there are more GOP candidates with criminal rap sheets than those without?

    2. Why do candidates like Boebert and Peters get special treatment on bond and outstanding warrants just because they are candidates?  If I ever have a warrant for my arrest, I will be sure to hustle down to the county clerk and register to run for an office.

    Bonus thought: obviously, just before November 8th is the best possible date to drop an indictment.  That way, Republicans can have the distinction of knowingly voting for an indicted felon anyway.



  3. Is this crazyass the Trump of Colorado? Seems like one's standing in the current Colorado GQP is directly proportional to the amount and fervor of support expressed for Peters.

  4. This will be a non-sequitor for most, but the plight of black farmers dating back to Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15  (40 acres and a mule) set up a plan to provide land to slaves.  Of course it wasn’t long before the white boys nearly eliminated the movement and gave the land back to the white plantation owners. 

    Ever since, the black community has had to claim every inch of progress as the whites advanced by meters.  Through coordinated efforts by our government, bureaucracy, and politicians they’ve been disenfranchised at every turn.  

    Dinesh, may the spirit of 2,000 mules stampede your crazy ass. 

    How the Government Helped White Americans Steal Black Farmland

    The office of civil rights at the Agriculture Department is located on the third floor of a building named after a white supremacist. The Jamie Whitten Building, named in 1994, honors a member of Congress who started his career by eliminating a federal agency because its studies encouraged “racial intermingling” and ended it by referring to Mike Espy, a Black member of Congress and future secretary of agriculture, as “boy.” Whitten’s prejudices were reflected in the policies he supported: floods of cash for wealthy white farmers and next to nothing for Black farmers.

    The representative from Mississippi never worked for USDA, but as chair of the House Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture for over four decades, he exercised so much control over the department’s budget that he became known as the “Permanent Secretary of Agriculture.” 

  5. The US and state governments mastered the art of taking land by the time they got to the freed slaves. It didn’t take them long. 

    There have always been people in government whose sole ambition is the acquisition and entrenchment of wealth and power. People (I use the word loosely) like Mitch McConnell who, according to Bloomberg, vowed to not use the filibuster to ban abortion…somehow.

    A Mitch McConnell “vow”.

    What do you suppose that is worth on todays’ market…in USD?😝

    ROFLMAO…as we used to say.


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